Why We Need the New News Environment to be Chaotic

(Blog Post) The business environment for newspapers continues to be grim. Pew recently reported that advertising revenue rebounded in 2010 for all forms of media, except newspapers.* This might just be a matter of transitioning from print to digital revenues but for the fact that the market values a print reader far more highly than a digital one. The more or less official label for this problem is “analog dollars to digital dimes”; because of the enormous ... Full Story »

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Fabrice Florin
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by Fabrice Florin - Jul. 10, 2011

Great insights about the future of journalism from NYU professor Clay Shirky. In this blog post, he discusses different approaches to support news as a public service, and makes a well-reasoned case that innovation remains key to finding new models that can either cut costs or pay for reporting.

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Kristin Gorski
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by Kristin Gorski - Jul. 11, 2011

Seeing this, several people have started looking for ways to exit that market. One of the most widely circulated of these ideas is David Swenson and Michael Schmidt’s ... More »

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by Edward Ericson Jr. - Jul. 12, 2011

Clear summation of the problems besetting journalism and the newspaper business, very much recommended for anyone not already familiar with these. But, per the headline, who do you mean by "we," bunkie? And why is no evidence marshaled in support of this thesis? The lazy fatalism claiming that if something IS happening then it therefore must happen, or is good or needed, is as toxic as the -isms that blighted the 20th century.

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